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pleased. clearly from the early poll, romney camp is very happy tonight. this was a strong performance. an engaged performance and formed performance. and clearly he met -- his expectations may have been rather low, by the way, but he met and exceeded his expectations. >> what about the president? >> i think romney won tonight. i think he's going to have a high price to pay tomorrow. his policy positions are completely opposite. i think ekama cross strongly tonight, but -- he came across strongly tonight. when they look at the policy discrepancies and how that falls on the middle class, i think he's going to have to be clear on that. >> we're going to get to the performance in a minute, but did the candidates tell the truth in what they were doing when they sparred in this debate. gary nurenberg is at headquarters in mcclane with our fact checker who were following this blow by blow. >> reporter: they were following it blow by blow, and there were a lot of facts to try to unravel. a fact heavy debate. for example, who is going to cut taxes to the middle class. who has the best plan to
. >>> it was winner take all as the governor and mitt romney squared off in the find round of debates. the punches were fast and furious. >> president barack obama and mitt romney have just wrapped up the third and final debate. tonight they sparred over foreign policy. well, tonight we've got team coverage of the race which is -- neck and neck, and that is according to the polls. alongside the fact checking team at usa today, virginia is an important state and andrea mccarren is on the road with details on a potential spoiler for this election out of virginia. first the hits, runs and errors. >> it was the last time the two men will have shared a stage before the election. the last chance for a side by side comparison. polls show to be of low importance this year and with a baseball playoff game, the question is how many undecided voters were paying attention. >> reporter: the goal. >> we want a debate that is worthy of the presidency. >> reporter: the president on his record. >> my first duty is to keep the american people safe and we've done that ovthe last four years -- over the last four year
heated tonight, as president obama and mitt romney face each other in their second presidential debate. three weeks from today, one of them will be named our nation's next president. and tonight, we've got team coverage. did the candidates tell the truth as they sparred in the debate tonight? well, anita ikman is at usa today headquarters in maclaine. she's got the fact checkers with her. and we're at the university of maryland where students are weighing in on the candidates' words. first gary nurenberg, i think we agree never seen one like this before. >> reporter: this was nothing like the first debate. when you're asleep you can get nightmares. after the nightmare of the last two weeks for president obama who was accused of being asleep during the first one, he was totally awake for this one. an off-tv prediction. >> it's going to be a great night. >> reporter: it started with smiles but got in your face fast. >> when governor romney said we should let detroit go bankrupt, i said we're going to bet on american workers. >> you took general motors bankrupt, you took chrysler bankrupt
it was romney whose prayers were answered in the presidential debate this week. the polls have shifted since, with romney gaining ground and leading in some polls he was trailing a week ago. both were out this evening. gary nurenberg is here with both. >> reporter: they were both in the key swing state of ohio this evening and the numbers are different than a week ago, different than before the debate. the election is four weeks from today. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: mitt romney was upbeat in the tuesday evening rally in ohio and with good reason shall. since last week's debate and his widely perceived win, new polls have moved his way. he's 49 and obama 47 in the polls. in ohio, 48/47, romney. a new cnn poll has obama ahead. all those polls within the margin of error is close. romney's family reportedly won a fight with campaign handlers leading to a candidate telling more personal stories this week. tuesday night he spoke of inadvertently crashing a party and meeting a former navy seal. >> i just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals kil
confrontational debate with president obama, mitt romney brought his campaign to leesburg this evening, reemphasizing the importance of virginia as a crucial swing state in year. gary nurenberg was there and was struck by one story romney told the crowd of about 8,000. gary. >> reporter: well, anita, as you know, romney has been criticized for being a robotic campaigner who sometimes leaves audiences flat. but we saw a remarkable story. it's not what we usually put on newsca a day after the most recent debate with the president. >> i love these debates we've been having. those have been a lot of fun. >> reporter: there was an unusual moment before romney took the stage when andy greg got applause when he said he knows what god romney prays to. the audience appears moved by romney's reaction to a story told by a scout master about a colorado boy scout troop and his special american flag. >> then they had it flown in unusual places, including above the capitol dome. and then when it came home, they said we would like to have it also go up on the space shuttle. and so they contacted nasa.
mitt romney brought his campaign fresh off his first debate with president obama. >> last night was an important night for the country because people got to -- [ applause ] >> a whole lot of cheering over that debate. moments before he hit the stage romney spoke with fox news about his infamous 47% remark and chastised himself fort. he said, quote, it's just completely wrong. mr. romney was no doubt pleased with the reviews of last night's debate, most of which said the former massachusetts governor got the better of president obama. matt jablow spoke tonight with the man who knows a thing or two about presidential debates and said he was just stunned by president obama's poor performance. >> i love these debate. >> reporter: as long-time political correspondent for cnn, frank cesno covered more than his share of debates. >> '84, '88, '94, 2000. >> reporter: but none more interesting than last night's duel in denver. >> because of the expectations that went in were so completely divergent from the results that came out. >> reporter: currently the director of the school of media
is and will always be honored. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney are spending the we will consider preparing for the final debate. the running mates biden is in florida where he stopped by a local campaign office. paul ryan was in ohio. drew levinson picked up our coverage from here. >> reporter: joe biden rallied volunteers at a florida campaign office. >> you guys produce. we win florida. we win florida. >> history, man. >> as biden took on the republican ticket at a rally, a baby interrupted him as he listed ways he thinks mitt romney's policies will hurt americans. >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby knows what is in store for him or her if romney wins. >> reporter: while the vice president is out campaigning, president barack obama is cramming for the third and final debate where foreign policy is expected to dominate. romney is in florida for his prep. paul ryan is touring battleground states. >> thanks for being here. you're going to help us elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states, aren't you? >> reporter: in ohio, he accused the president of running th
. they'll be hard to convince without alienating voters already committed. the romney and obama campaigns agree on this. >> it is about the four or five percent of people who haven't been paying much attention to the campaign who haven't made up their minds. >> reporter: american university professor bob lehman. >> anything is possible in a debate. but in order for it to have real impact, romney would have to take risks and obama make mistakes. >> reporter: the risks for romney moving to the center in order to appeal to centrist voters risking setting off the right. still for for the ongoing ad war. >> people say romney should come in with zingers and try to make obama lose his cool. >> reporter: zingers make debate history. dan quail was comparing himself to jack kennedy. >> senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> but here's the punch line of that. who won the election? bush and quail. >> reporter: but staying cool under attack? >> here you go again. >> reporter: you get points. being too cool. >> if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the
, the first debate between president obama and mitt romney just two days away now. it's happening in colorado. a key battleground state. inside a denver airplane hanger, gop volunteers worked the phones as crews set up the stage for mitt romney's last rally before his first presidential debate. >> people are waiting until the debate on wednesday. i think that's going to be a big sway for some people. just to finally see them kind of go head to head and see where they are on the issues. >> wednesday's debate at the university of denver focuses on domestic policy. romney supporters want the gop nominee to show undecided voters how he'll jump-start the slow economy. colorado is a battleground state that went for president obama back in 2008. a new washington post poll gives the president a comfortable 11-point lead in the swing states. the poll also shows 56% of voters think the fort president is going to win this first debate. sunday inlas vegas, he tried to dial back those expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the president is staying in nevada until wednesda
to fly from virginia tomorrow for the second presidential debate with mitt romney tomorrow night. he's widely considered to have lost the first one so badly it changed the course of the campaign. with poles moving in romney's direction. gary nurenberg will cover the debate tomorrow and is here now with some of what we can expect. what do you think, gary? >> that first debate was a turning point anita, killing the president's post presidential momentum and reversing his lead in some polls. usa today now has mitt romney leading among likely voters in swing states, 51-46. the rest of the country, romney 49, obama 47. >> this has been an interesting ten days or so. i had a debate about a week ago. i enjoyed that a great deal. >> reporter: for him tuesday. >> i think for governor romney, just maintaining the status quo is a win. i think there's much more pressure on president obama. on one level the expectations are very low for the president. he just has to show up, act like he's interested and he'll be better than the first time around. >> reporter: the president's advisors are promisin
me. >>> president obama and mitt romney again in the same room where there is some pretty funny stuff. one liners aimed at each other. no insults. we'll have highlights up next. >>> tonight's facts from face the fact u.s.a. >>> it turns out we had it wrong. if tonight is the standard, then we are in three weeks electing a comedian in chief. both presidential candidates appeared in a meeting. they were funny on purpose. we've got some excerpts from it. a big fundraiser for the memorial foundation. sort of like one of those celebrity roasts without the profanity, but with the white pie. >> but it is nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> everyone please take your seats otherwise clint eastwood will yell at them. >> i was hoping that the president would bring joe biden along this evening because he'll laugh at anything. [ laughter ] >> the employment rate is at its lowest levels since i took office. i don't have a joke here. i just thought that it would be useful to remind everybody. >> he knows how to seize the moment and already has a campaigning new
is in virginia while mitt romney is courting votes in ohio. ken molestina reports on the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: the romney ticket hit the ground hard in ohio. v.p. candidate paul ryan spent the day chumming it up with supporters at a tailgate. while mitt romney led another rally in what is being described as a must-win state. >> i'm counting on you. let's make it happen. >> reporter: governor romney went before scores of his supporters and criticized president obama saying he wasn't cracking down on unfair trade practices by china negatively affecting the american job market. >> i want to make sure when people cheat, when they don't follow the rules in trade, we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating. it's got to stop. >> reporter: this weekend the president defended his decision to bail out the auto industry claiming the move helped save jobs in the u.s. >> g.m. is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry created a quarter million new jobs right here in america. >> reporter: president obama will b
showing mitt romney ahead in the race for president. all this following last thursday's debate. according to the pew research center, 49% of likely voters are favoring romney. 45% like president obama. just last month, romney was trailing obama by 9 points and of course, as we just mentioned, now he's ahead. romney told cadets at the virginia military institute he will strengthen america's defense as commander-in-chief. he also said president obama s failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> romney said he would work to stablize the new government in libya and egypt and help to arm syrian rebels trying to overthrow the regime. >> as long as i am commander-in- chief we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates or their running mates served in the military. this is the first election in which that's happened in some 80 years. >>> in richmond tonight, a debate between republican george allen and democ
for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. romney used an earlier virginia rally to praise his running mate's performance. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. >> in the meantime, the obama campaign says vice president biden walked away with the win. but today the white house has to defend his answer about the deadly attack in libya. biden said they were told more security was wanted at that consulate. but earlier this week, former security officials testified they had asked for more manpower. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the state department by those responsible for it. >> libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are going to discuss on tuesday. president obama will spend the next few days in williamsburg, virginia preparing for next week's debate. romney planned a campaign stop in ohio on saturday. if you're going to plan on voting in maryland, dc or virginia in this upcoming election, you don't have a lot of time to register. only
the presidential race is neck and neck. mitt romney teamed up with chris christy on the campaign trail in ohio. if romney loses ohio, he would have to win almost every other swing state to make it to the white house. the president knows that as well and spent tuesday in ohio and there criticked his performance in a radio interview, saying he had been too polite. the vice presidential debate is next. biden is an experienced debateer. >> he has been doing this 40 years. i hope to present people with a clear choice. >> ryan has been trying to down play expectations. voters believe he will do better than biden. you can watch the debate here on channel 9 at 9:00 and we will stream it on our website,, and follow the notion of us -- blogs of usa debaters. and we'll check the facts with our fact checking team. >>> were they lies or untruths? whatever was said by the state department following the embassy in ben gaze is not true and some tough talking members of congress want to know if there was a coverup. here are the details of a hearing that ignited fury on both sides of the debate. >> re
to the southwest part of the common wealth. there's a new poll out that shows the race is tight but governor romney is taking a slight lead, 50% to 47% for president obama. tonight andrea takes us to an ea with a striking contrast of opinions. >> we are in hampton road, this is the region with a huge military presence, and a local economy that is heavily dependent on defense spending. >> my name is sean, and i am a machinist and mechanic on the usa roosevelt. >> i am thomas bell, the business manager for local union 79. >> two men both with military backgrounds,. >> i am not afraid to stand up for my country. i put my life out for 20 years and i'm not afraid to do it again. >> no party has a lack of patriotism -- on it. i'm a u.s. army veteran. >> you can see the island house. >> they work in related fields. >> when i was in desert storm, i guided a lot of these aircrafts in on targets when we were taking out the enemy. >> i would like to say we don't build the ship, we build the shipyards. >> they support different candidates. >> barack obama. >> republican. >> but this is about improving a damage
responders in new jersey. meantime republican challenger mitt romney was in ohio today collecting money and relief supplies for those storm victims. >> i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people who are in need. and your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> former president bill clinton is expected to campaign in six battleground states for president obama, leading up to election day. governor romney expects to make a swing through florida tomorrow. just a reminder, the early voting resumes tomorrow in washington, d.c. and in maryland, and the hours have been extended from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to try to make up for some of the time that was lost. anita? >> let's check out this new snow video we just got out of garrett county, maryland. the remnants of sandy collided with a cold front and this was the result. more than two feet fell in parts of garrett. there could be even more overnight. topper, you've told us again and again, western maryland completely different. >> they were under a blizzard warning. they were warned,
. >> reporter: for mitt romney, that message is the sluggish economy. >> four more years like the last four years will continue to have a president playing hide-and-seek, trying to find a plan to get the economy going and to create jobs. >> reporter: the obama campaign tuesday released a 20-page plan for manufacturing energy and education. >> my plan will actually move america forward. it's not just a sales job. >> reporter: but the main obama campaign message tuesday is that mitt romney is hiding his true beliefs for political purposes. >> you know what? that's not leadership that you can trust. >> there's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. trust matters. >> reporter: with the polls closed, we could be facing a long night in two weeks. >> it is so close. we may wind up seeing one candidate win the popular vote, another win the electoral vote. >> reporter: there's a word for that, yikes. it has happened before, relatively recently, 2,000, when al gore won the popular vote by half a million votes and george bush the electoral vote and therefore the election. >> a to
different from what he said earlier so i'm not quite sure which governor romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy. >> the doubts about governor romney's beliefs expressed in rolling stone. "you know kids have good instinct. they look at the other guy and say that's a [ bleep ] i can tell." the new poll gives the president a 50 to 45 edge in the crucial state of ohio. >> we're gonna win ohio! >> but six minutes before that -- >> it would be easier to find people who voted for barack obama and change their minds. i need ohio. ohio is going to set the course of the nation. we're going to win. >> by using a page from the two now eight obama campaign book. >> we want a president who will actually bring big changes, and i will and he won't. >> there was good news for governor romney that in cbs poll which shows him leading by seven points among independent voters in ohio, the voters both candidates are targeting. some campaign finance reports were due today. when the numbers get crunched we may find the cost of this campaign has reached $2 billion. >> and that is a lot of
with the tax question really quickly, because what came up was the specifics of the bob ryan, romney tax cut plan. did either side make the case that their tax ideas were better? >> no is the answer. but what kills me is this president extended the tax cuts last year with the rationale that you don't increase taxes during a recession. >> but trying to pin paul ryan down on the specifics of what deductions he would get -- what he would take away to fill in that $5 trillion or whatever it is, and he wouldn't answer the question. >> , first of all, neither side has done that, and the little pbs comment from the last debate led to all sorts of big bird -- what paul ryan and what mitt romney said during the campaign is, when president reagan sat down, it was democratic leadership, everything is on the table. hit's get it done. we both know that, because we've both been there. we've both been part of compromises. >> when you heard him refuse to give any specifics without a win for the democrats. >> i think it's going to be a win for those people who really take it seriously. the fact is, it doesn'
at where the president and governor romney stand in those polls. >>> all week long we've had a news crew crisscrossing the state of virginia taking the polls of voters in the key battle grounds. the latest poll out just today shows romney with a slight lead there. he's got 50% support compared to president obama's 48%. tonight andrea mccarren wraps up our battle ground virginia coverage closer to home in loudoun county. >> reporter: loudoun is the wealthiest county in the nation in terms of its household income. and political scientists say the candidate who wins a critical vote here and in similar battle grounds wins the election. and that is the so-called panera mom. >> really? oh, my gosh. i'm surprised that we're the ones who would be deciding. >> reporter: the panera mom is educated, has children and is worried about the economy. and you can find her across northern virginia. >> i think a lot of women are looking for humanitarian issues and abortion rights and things like that. but i personally am looking for more business issues in this economy. >> reporter: they're women like virg
a lot. get updates any time on our website. have a good night. bye. >>> the frenzy over mitt romney and the president's new celebrity donors and detractors. >> how crucial is the last minute push for press. i'm brook anderson. >> i'm kevin frazier. >> the weekend "the insider" is on. >> what's the thing with trump? >> donald, you're making a fool of yourself. >> the president mocks trump's $5 million offer. >> this dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. [ laughter ] >> the first lady's wake up call. >> the president on rolling stone, mtv. >> is he gunning for the youth vote again? >> we have a say. >> and romney's new celebrity endorsement. >> we need ohio! >> whitney's daughter kissing houston's godson. >> we are, you know, one. >> angering the family and
.8%. >> but a major drop in unemployment just before the election has some questioning those results. mitt romney is campaigning in virginia today as well. he says many of those new jobs are part-time and that, he says, is not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with higher and higher costs and incomes that have gone down. >> but history says this latest jobs report could play a part in the election. no president has been reelected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. but there is one more jobs report that comes out the first week of november just days before the voting. >>> here in d.c., we are paying $3.91 a gallon for gas. if you think that's pricey, be glad you don't live in california. overnight, prices jumped 17 cents out on the west coast to $4.49. that's the highest in the nation. and in many parts of the state, prices climbed 40 cents per gallon just this week. some gas stations have shut down. there's a supply shortage. a so-called perfect storm in california is what is causing this.
up monday at president obama and mitt romney square off in the final debate focusing on foreign policy. we are your go to debate station. teaming up with usa today and starting at nine on the website, we will be live blogging about what the candidates say. you can join the conversation via facebook or twitter and on 2 news@11:00, we check the statements with the usa today fact checking team. a nitta. >>> new tonight, two navy sailors will be charged with the prostitution scandal involving the secret service and military members preparing for the president's vis to it columbia. a senior mill official say the two sailors will be charged for firing a prostitute and drinking within 8 hours. several armed soldiers and three marines got punishment and three others requested court marshall. >>> another driver called the crash that killed one of their own, an officer on his way home from work. that accident happened in clinton kill off-duty officer kevin bowden, a woman in an suv crossed self lanes of traffic and hit bowden's cruiser slicing it into a utility pole. little be up to the s
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